Kylian Mbappe plays down epic four-goal display for PSG

PSG- cropped

AFP-Getty Images

World Cup victor Kylian Mbappe scored four goals in 14 second-half minutes to lead Paris St Germain to a 5-0 win over Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday as they became the first team in Ligue 1 history to win their first nine games.

But Mbappe wasn't done yet, and in the 74th minute, he added one more goal.

The striker is a serious contender to win FIFA's Ballon d'Or award which has a shortlist of 30 players.

Neymar had nothing but praise for fellow attacker Mbappé post-match, telling reporters: "Kylian is a special guy, for whom I have a lot of affection".

Kylian Mbappe won a penalty which Neymar converted but the best was yet to come. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) were just 1-0 in the first half of the recently played Ligue 1 match but went on to register a tremendous 5-0 win, thanks to their French talisman.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that A Nigerian lady seems to have an unresolved beef with French footballer Kylian Mbappe.

In the 69th minute, Mbappe broke free and lifted the ball over Lyon goalie Anthony Lopes for his hat trick.

Chaser projects Alan Jones’ ad and phone number onto Sydney Opera House
Racing NSW Stewards will later this evening advise all wagering operators when they may recommence betting on The Everest . More than 265,000 people have signed a petition protesting the use of the Opera House to promote the event.

Indeed, the World Cup victor became the youngest player in 45 years to score four in a single league game in the French top flight. In the second half, 10 men against 10, we showed very good mentality - it was incredible. Mbappe has taken his total goal scoring tally to 8 in the league, this season. For me he's a phenomenon.

By half-time, PSG were ahead but had just 36.9% of possession, with Mbappe's contribution proving decisive to win the tie and put the Parc des Princes on their feet.

Neymar was out injured for a long spell last season and had a disappointing World Cup. PSG's Kimpembe was given a red card after a rough challenge in the 35th minute of the game.

The 26-year-old further stated that his son always looks for Mbappe's photograph and shares the same with his school friends with joy.

Mbappe has since made amends.

Reflecting on Mbappe's skill-set as a player, the Brazilian said that he is a technical leader and knows his responsibilities very well.

Latest News